London, United Kingdom
I bought a bag of sharp sand from the garden centre section of B&Q becuase it's one way of deterring squirrels from digging up your bulbs as soon as you've planted them. I lifted some turf. planted the crocus bulbs, sprinkled over some sharp sand, replaced the turf and sprinkled more sharp sand (and grated some soap for good measure - apparently squirrels hate soap!) Now i'm worried that I shouldn't have put the sharp sand in direct contact with the bulbs (or are they korms? Sorry, relatively new to this) in case it contains salt or other chemicals despite having bought it in the garden section... Any advice very gratefully received.
- 27 Oct, 2009